Poland Township Government, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733
Poland Township Government
3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, OH 44514
Phone: 330.757.0733

02-08-2012 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARINGS

FEBRUARY 8, 2012


The Poland Township Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on February 8, 2012 at the Poland Township Government Center located at 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland, Ohio.

Chairman Naples called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Vice-Chairman Lidle led those present in the pledge of allegiance. The Roll was called, present were Chairman Naples, Vice-Chairman Lidle and Trustee Ungaro.

ADMINISTRATION
Lidle moved to approve the minutes dated January 11, 2012, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Lidle moved to authorize payment for all outstanding bills for Poland Township, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Administrator Scharville introduced RESOLUTION #12-06. Lidle moved the adoption of the following Resolution: Be It Resolved that the Poland Township Board of Trustees authorize the Fiscal Officer to receive advances when funds are available throughout the 2012 calendar year collected by the Mahoning County Auditor. Ungaro seconded the Resolution and the roll was called. Upon its adoption the vote resulted as follows: Lidle, yea; Ungaro, yea; Naples, yea.

Lidle moved to appoint Robert Barnhart to the Zoning Commission Board for a five (5) year period, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Lidle moved to appoint Mike Fortuno as an alternate to the Zoning Commission Board, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Lidle moved to reappoint Hank Grover to the Zoning Appeals Board for a five (5) year period, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Lidle moved to reappoint Michael Johnston as an alternate to the Zoning Appeals Board, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Fiscal Officer Granitto gave the Financial Report for January 2012 as follows:

Revenue - $ 40,204.11
Expenditures - $146,158.34

PARK COMMITTEE

  • Mike Heher, Poland Township Park Advisory Board Chairman, provided the following update:
  • All four new members of the Poland Township Park Advisory Board attended the first meeting of 2012.
  • Meeting was held with the Poland Community Baseball Association (PCBA) to discuss the plans for the building of four baseball fields.
  • Possibility of a sled riding hill next year.
  • Park Board’s February 2012 meeting will be held the on the third Tuesday of the month.

Mike Heher informed the Poland Township Trustees of the February 15, 2012 Mahoning County Board of Health and Green Team meeting regarding budget cuts and the February 16, 2012 meeting at Boardman Township regarding the Solid Waste District and discussion on combining the Youngstown City Health Department and the Mahoning County Health Department.

RECYCLING DEPARTMENT
A Mandatory Recycling Coordinator’s Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

ZONING DEPARTMENT
Zoning Inspector, Robert Monus, gave the Monthly Zoning Report for January 2012 (report on file).

ROAD DEPARTMENT
Road Superintendent, Tom Monus, reported that the Road Department is continuing with its cold patch program and replacing stop signs.

POLICE DEPARTMENT
Chief Goodin gave the Monthly Stats for January 2012 (report on file).

Lidle moved to approve the purchase of a new cruiser through state purchasing at a cost not to exceed $27,000.00, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

A brief discussion took place regarding the purchase of portable surveillance equipment.

Chairman Naples opened the meeting to the public at 5:20 p.m. There were no public comments.

Naples moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:22 p.m., seconded by Lidle. Voting yes – Naples, Lidle, Ungaro…motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING
LIGHTING DISTRICT – JENNIFER DRIVE
Chairman Naples opened the Public Hearing for the Lighting District on Jennifer Drive at 5:25 p.m. The meeting had been properly advertised. The Roll was called, present were Chairman Naples, Vice-Chairman Lidle, and Trustee Ungaro.

Lidle moved to adopt Resolution #12-05 – Lighting District on Jennifer Drive, seconded by Ungaro. Chairman Naples asked the first time for all those in favor of the lighting district. Dick Wade, 7538 Lee Run, stated safety reasons and statistics in favor of the lighting district. Mr. Wade asked if the proposed number of lights could be reduced from six lights to four lights, since four lights would be adequate and would reduce costs. Mr. Wade stated that other residents he contacted were also in favor of four lights. Chairman Naples explained that the contract would need to be renegotiated with Ohio Edison for a change in the number of lights. Chairman Naples asked the second time for all those in favor of the lighting district. Al Puromaki, 2540 Jennifer Drive, also spoke in favor of the lighting district. Chairman Naples asked the third time for all those in favor of the lighting district. There were none. Chairman Naples asked the first time for all those against the lighting district. Roy Passarelli, 2510 Jennifer Drive, stated that he does not want a light shining in his front yard and does not have safety concerns. Chairman Naples asked the second and third time for all those against the lighting district. There were none. Lidle moved to table Resolution #12-05 until a new contract can be negotiated with Ohio Edison, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Lidle moved to adjourn the meeting at 5:39 p.m., seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.


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PUBLIC HEARING
ZONE CHANGE ZC-02-11
Chairman Naples opened the Public Hearing for Zone Change ZC-02-11 at 5:40 p.m. The meeting had been properly advertised. The Roll was called, present were Chairman Naples, Vice-Chairman Lidle and Trustee Ungaro.

Zoning Inspector, Robert Monus, stated that Zone Change ZC-02-11 is a request by the owner, Doug Susany, to rezone a parcel of land from an Agricultural (AG) District to a Business Park (BP) District. All the necessary paperwork was sent to the Mahoning County Planning Commission who in turn recommended approval of the request to the Poland Township Zoning Commission. The Zoning Commission made a motion to approve the request with the following amendment: This zone change will adhere to the site plan as was included in the package submitted to the Mahoning County Planning Commission, as well as to our local zoning commission.

Naples asked the first time for all those in favor of the zone change. Derek Donatelli, 1098 Shields, Rd, Boardman, Ohio, stated that he is the President of the Lowellville Rod and Gun Club and would be in favor of the zone change. Naples asked the second and third times for all those in favor of the zone change. There were none.

Naples asked the first time for all those against the zone change. Rosemary Kusky, 6096 Quarry Road, stated the following reasons against the zone change: increased traffic, vehicles and equipment, chain link fencing, and concerns regarding decrease in property values. Naples asked the second and third time for all those against the zone change. There were none.

Following a lengthy discussion, the Trustees and Doug Susany agreed to the following provisions:

  • Mr. Susany would pay for the permit for the building that was constructed on his property.
  • Install fence and plant trees as discussed by September 30, 2012.
  • Obtain permit from the state for the curb cut on State Route 224.
  • No heavy trucks to exist on Quarry Road.

Lidle moved to approve Zone Change Request ZC-02-11, seconded by Ungaro. Voting
Yes - Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

Chairman Naples moved to adjourn to executive session at 6:35 p.m. to discuss, legal matters, consideration of the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of one or more township employees, seconded by Lidle. Voting yes – Naples, Lidle, Ungaro…motion carried. Present in executive session with the Trustees was Township Attorney, David Shepard.

Chairman Naples moved to return to public session at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Lidle. Voting yes – Naples, Lidle, Ungaro…motion carried.


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Lidle moved to approve the purchase of a surveillance camera for the Poland Township Police Department at a cost not to exceed $7,500.00, seconded by Ungaro. Voting yes – Lidle, Ungaro, Naples…motion carried.

There being no further business, Naples moved to adjourn at 7:35 p.m., seconded by Lidle. Voting yes – Naples, Lidle, Ungaro…motion carried.


Attest:

  • Mark Naples, Chairman
  • Robert Lidle, Jr., Vice-Chairman
  • Eric C. Ungaro, Trustee
  • Joseph J. Granitto, Fiscal Officer